Dumpster Rentals, Portable Toilet Rentals and Portable Storage Rentals in Birmingham, AL
Will there be waste collection services on holidays?
For information on waste collection services on holidays, please see our Holiday Waste Collection Schedule page.
What is the difference between a commercial dumpster and a roll off dumpster?
The size and function are the primary difference between the two types of dumpster. Commercial dumpsters can be used to dispose of regular waste (MSW), recyclables and organic wastes which include green (yard) waste and food waste. Commercial dumpsters are smaller, ranging from a 2 cubic yard to and 6 cubic yard dumpster. These are the dumpsters you typically see behind a business complex, gas station, restaurant, apartment complex, or other businesses that need permanent scheduled services. Such services are almost always scheduled anywhere from once every other week to seven days per week.
Roll off dumpsters on the other hand are larger and generally hold anywhere between 10 cubic yards and 40 cubic yards of waste. They are generally used for temporary needs such as a home remodel project, garage clean out and construction related projects such as building and demolition of roads, homes and office spaces. Roll offs get their name because they “roll off” the back of a truck when delivered to customers.
We have pictures and dimensions of all roll off and commercial dumpsters available to help you with what you need.
How do I determine which dumpster size is best for my project?
If you are a business owner and you seek scheduled weekly services on a permanent ongoing basis then you need to schedule commercial dumpster services. If you are seeking dumpster services on a temporary basis for a clean out, home remodel, construction project or any other temporary project, then a roll off dumpster is the correct choice.
Ensuring you select the correct dumpster size for your project can save you time and money. A dumpster that is too small will cost you more by requiring you to schedule additional hauls to remove all of the debris while a dumpster that is too large will cause you to incur initial unnecessary expenses if a smaller one would have been enough. Please see our dumpster dimensions and sizes to help you select the best dumpster for your needs. Please note that each cubic yard will hold roughly 15 (thirteen gallon) kitchen-sized trash bags or about 6 (thirty gallon) large trash bags.
Please feel free to contact one of our customer service representatives at 205-238-6219 for additional help in selecting the right dumpster for your project.
How do I order a permanent commercial dumpster?
To order a permanent commercial dumpster, simply enter your zip code for vendors in your area. Select the appropriate commercial dumpster size and complete the requested information. An Arwood Waste customer service representative will contact you with a quote and to complete your order.
How do I order a temporary roll off dumpster?
To order a temporary roll off dumpster, simply enter your zip code for vendors in your area. Select the appropriate roll off dumpster size, request a quote.
Or directly contact one of our Arwood Waste representatives for a free quote at 205-238-6219.
How much space is required for the dumpster?
You will find dumpster dimensions listed on this site for each dumpster type. It is recommended that you provide space to accommodate double the amount of the width and height of the dumpster to assure adequate height and space clearance. Also consider an additional 10’ for the door that swings open at the back of the dumpster.
Will a roll off dumpster damage my driveway or pavement?
A full roll off dumpster can be very heavy depending on its size and the type of materials that are placed inside the container. Thus, we highly recommend customers take any necessary actions to prevent any potential damage to driveways and pavements by placing a 4’ x 8’ sheet of plywood on the driveway where the container will be placed. The customer affirms that any right-of- way provided by customer (disclosed in delivery questions) for the roll off container is sufficient to bear the weight of all contractors’ dumpster equipment and vehicles required to perform the contracted service. The customer assumes all liabilities for damages to private driving surfaces, pavement or road surfaces and entire roll off container placement site. The Arwood Waste and its affiliates shall not be responsible for any damages to any private driving surface, pavement or accompanying subsurface of any route associated to perform the service that was contracted.
Can the dumpster be placed on the street?
Permits may be required. Please check with your local municipality for specific rules and regulations.
What items are not allowed to be placed inside the dumpster?
Hazardous waste, dirt, industrial waste, chemical products, radioactive material, oil filters, herbicides & pesticides, solvents, paint (except completely dried latex paint cans, no liquids), other flammable liquids, aerosol cans, propane tanks, motor oil, transmission oil/lubricating/hydraulic oil/oil filters, contaminated oils (mixed with solvents, gasoline, etc.), antifreeze, petroleum contaminated soil/lead paint chips, tires, appliances, fluorescent tubes, batteries, computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, railroad ties, medical waste, asbestos, animals, barrels and all liquids. Material must be level at the top of the container; nothing can be sticking out of the top. Additional requirements may apply based upon locality. The liability for appropriate waste remains with the customer as agreed to in the terms and conditions when contracting with Arwood Waste.
Is it necessary for someone to be on location when the dumpster is delivered or removed?
It is not necessary to have someone onsite for delivery or removal of the dumpster. However, please be as detailed as possible when answering the delivery questions, as the driver will use their judgment and place the dumpster in the safest accessible area. If an onsite contact is not available for delivery, you will be responsible for all charges involved with relocation of the dumpster should it be necessary. For removal; customer agrees to provide unobstructed access to the dumpster on the scheduled pick-up day; if dumpster is inaccessible, customer is subject to additional pick-up charges, as terms and conditions apply.
What if I need an extra haul?
You can have additional hauls with your order. Additional charges will apply
Will I be billed for extra weight?
Yes, if your tonnage goes over the included tons quoted in your initial order you will be charged additional costs, as terms and conditions apply.
Porta Potty Rental Throughout Birmingham, AL
Can I rent a toilet for just one day?
Yes! Our Standard Portable Units are perfect for weekend parties or even a one-day event. Please order at least 2 days prior to your event whenever possible to ensure availability and delivery convenient to your schedule.
Will the toilets be clean for my event?
Absolutely! VIP Flushable Portable Restrooms are reserved only for special events and parties, and are not used at construction sites.
How far in advance do I need to order my toilet(s) and/or trailer(s)?
To ensure Arwood Waste can provide you with the services you need, we ask that you contact us at least 2 days in advance of your event. For large special events or job sites, a week or more lead-time is encouraged. However, if you require same day delivery, Arwood Waste can accommodate you.
Where does the waste go after the restroom has been serviced?
The waste is transported to a local wastewater facility and disposed of according to the regulations and procedures required by the local governing laws.
How do you keep the waste from freezing in colder climates?
Anti-freeze is typically mixed in with the deodorizing water that is placed in the tank. It works to keep the water liquid and unfrozen in colder climates. All products used are acceptable to local wastewater facilities.
Am I required to have a portable restroom on my construction site?
Most city ordinances specifically detail the requirements regarding portable sanitation on construction sites. Generally, inspectors require that a portable toilet is ordered and on site before approving the inspection. Additionally, OSHA requires a portable toilet on a construction site, as listed under the Safety and Health Regulations for a Construction Site (1923.51 (c) (1), 1926.51 (c) (3), (I), (ii), (iii), (iv)). For information regarding specific city or country ordinances contact your local Preferred Vendor.
How often will my portable restroom be serviced?
The standard service is once a week so that the units are fully stocked with supplies, cleaned and sanitized. The standard fee includes once a week service. We can provide service more frequently if required.
What happens if my portable toilet gets tipped over?
Contact Arwood Waste as soon as possible to report the incident. We will then dispatch a driver to come to the site to clean the unit or provide another unit. We will make the necessary adjustments depending on the situation.
Does a portable restroom on my construction job site really cut down on expenses and time?
By providing a portable restroom on your job site, you can reduce employee downtime by providing a convenient alternative to your employees spending invaluable time searching for a restroom because no close restroom has been provided.
The following chart was developed in a study conducted by the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI).
The annual cost of 10 minutes of wasted toilet time per employee, per day:
|Hourly rate||5 Employees||10 Employees|
Formula: Hourly Rate divided by 60 Minutes Per Hour x 10 Minutes x Number of Employees x 255 Days Per Year.
For more information regarding this study, please contact the Portable Sanitation Association International at 1-800-822-3020.
What are the rules for the ADA restrooms?
Arwood Waste offers portable wheelchair restrooms that are ADA compliant for use on your construction site or special event. ADA units are large enough and obtain the proper elements to meet the standards that have been outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Specifically, the statute states that for single user portable toilets clustered at a single location, at least 5% but no less than one toilet unit shall be installed at each cluster whenever typical inaccessible units are provided. Accessible units shall also be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility. The exception is that if portable toilet units are used exclusively by construction personnel who do not require the use of an ADA unit, you are not required to comply with this statute. (Federal Register/Vol. 56, No. 144/July 26, 1991/ Rules and Regulations/ 4.1.2 Accessible Site and Exterior Facilities: New Construction).
For a complete set of ADA guidelines relating to portable restrooms, please contact Arwood Waste.
Where can my portable restroom be placed?
Arwood Waste will place your units at your event or job site per your instruction. They will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate your desire for specific placement on the unit. However, we will relocate the unit and notify you if it becomes necessary, so that we may service the unit safely.
How do you cut down on the odors and germs within the unit?
Arwood Waste have highly trained employees that will not only pump out the holding tank, but will clean the inner bowl of the unit and provide thorough janitorial service inside and out of the unit. They clean and sanitize the portable restrooms at each service, as well as provide a special sanitizing detergent in the water that also acts as a deodorizer to keep the unit smelling pleasant while reducing your exposure to germs.
Mobile Storage Rental Throughout Birmingham, AL
How much does portable storage cost?
Our pricing is straight forward and clear. Cost is dependent on how long you keep the unit and your choice in where to store. Please visit our Free Quote form to request a customized quote in your hometown.
How long can I use your service? What if I only need it for a few weeks?
The beauty of our portable storage options is the flexiblity you have for your storage needs. Whether it’s a short term weekly rental or a longer term monthly storage need, we can service your request today.
How do I access my stuff?
If you choose to store on site, your unit is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you use our Storage Center, simply give us 24 hrs notice for an appointment to access your unit – as often as you need. We can also deliver your unit to you whenever you need it on site.
I don’t want my things to be damaged. Where will my unit will be stored?
Our Storage Facilities are secure and climate controlled for both temperature and humidity. Coupled with our 24 hour surveillance, your items will be both safe and protected from damage and loss.
When should I place my order?
Request your free quote and place your order today. Your unit can be onsite and available from 24 to 72 hours.
Do I need to be there when the unit is delivered?
Yes, someone over the age of 18 needs to be where the unit is to be placed. When the unit is delivered, your driver will go over all the paperwork and show you how to properly use the unit.